Do’s and Don’ts of Humility.

Series: Achilles | Week 2: The Empty Promises of Pride

Day Four Philippians 2:3-4

3 ”Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” – Philippians 2:3-4 (NLT)

1. What are the “don’ts” Paul includes in these verses?
2. What alternatives does Paul urge his readers to focus on instead?
3. Take a moment to read these verses in a few different versions to compare the words used by Paul.

Who is someone you have a hard time thinking of as better than you? It certainly isn’t our nature as humans to think this way, but God has called us to more, by the power of the Holy Spirit and through the example of Jesus. How can you shift your focus this week to serving the person in front of you instead of thinking about yourself? Pray first for Holy Spirit conviction to notice when you’re focusing on yourself as better, then ask God to show you how to act in humility instead. He is faithful to help you grow in Christlikeness.

For Further Reading: Humility Is Not Hating Yourself

For Families with Kids at Home
How can you look out for each other as a family today? Think of fun or thoughtful ways to show your kids you care for them, and encourage them to think of ways they can care for others!

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